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Which consumables should be replaced at regular intervals?
Which consumables should be replaced at regular intervals?
O-rings of FemtoJet 4 injection tube and grip head, consumption indicator depending on intensity of use
How can I see that the O-rings need to be replaced?
How can I see that the O-rings need to be replaced?
If leaks become noticeable on the grip head, they need to be replaced.
How can my device be cleaned and which cleaning agents and disinfectants can be used for…
How can my device be cleaned and which cleaning agents and disinfectants can be used for cleaning and disinfection?
Switch off the device, disconnect the mains/power plug and make sure that no liquid can get into the inside of the housing. When cleaning has been completed, the device should only be connected when it is fully dry on the inside and on the outside.
Do not use any aggressive chemicals on the device or its accessories such as strong and weak bases, strong acids, acetone, formaldehyde, halogenated hydrocarbons or phenol. If the device is contaminated with aggressive chemicals, clean it immediately using a mild cleaning agent. Use a lint-free cloth and a mild, soapy laboratory cleaner.
Select disinfection methods that comply with the legal regulations and guidelines for your area of application. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact the local Eppendorf Service Team.
Clean your device at least every 4 weeks.
Please refer to your operating manual for further information - Maintenance chapter.
What types of training or online training do you offer to enable me to improve my skills? …
What types of training or online training do you offer to enable me to improve my skills?
Please visit the Eppendorf webpage about the Eppendorf Training Center or contact your local Eppendorf Service for further information and a quotation.
Why should pipettes be calibrated at regular intervals?
Why should pipettes be calibrated at regular intervals?
The precision und accuracy of the pipette is critical to ensure the quality of the results of your work. Regular calibrations will ensure that your pipette continues to provide reproducible results.
How often should pipettes be calibrated?
How often should pipettes be calibrated?
As part of his test equipment monitoring process, the operator determines the frequency of the calibration as well as the quantity of the testing volume and the number of measurements for each testing volume. This may vary depending on our how often the pipette is used, by how many operators the device is used, how aggressive the liquids are that are to be pipetted and the maximum permissible errors defined by the operator. However, there should be at least 1x inspection per year. Also refer to ISO 8655.
What do I need to remember before shipping the pipette?
What do I need to remember before shipping the pipette?
The decontamination declaration must be completed in full. The pipette also needs to be packaged correctly and safely for transport to prevent any damage in transit.
There may be special customs requirements for electronic pipettes with a rechargeable battery if these are shipped abroad.
To which address do I send the pipettes for calibration?
To which address do I send the pipettes for calibration?
You can find the address on our homepage under the Pipette service tab. You can also contact your local Eppendorf Service Team who will be happy to help.
How much is the calibration?
How much is the calibration?
The cost depends on the pipette model and on the service that is performed. Please contact your local Eppendorf service organization for current prices.
How long does the calibration process take?
How long does the calibration process take?
The duration of the calibration process depends on which services were selected. As a rule, it is 3 to 5 days, except for customer-specific requirements.
Can you provide replacement devices for me?
Can you provide replacement devices for me?
Please contact your local Eppendorf Service Team to find out whether it is possible to provide replacement devices. You find the contact data on our homepage or in the information materials.
Why should you have your pipettes calibrated by Eppendorf?
Why should you have your pipettes calibrated by Eppendorf?
As experts with decades of experience, Eppendorf ensures that the strict and validated calibration methods are complied with to the highest standards. This does not only apply to Eppendorf pipettes, but also to other brands of pipettes and dispensers.
What types of calibration programs do you offer?
What types of calibration programs do you offer?
With our Pipette Performance Plans we offer a selection of different service options, ranging from economical quick calibration to individual GLP/GMP calibration services – in accordance with local and international standards.
Does Eppendorf also calibrate pipettes from other manufacturers?
Does Eppendorf also calibrate pipettes from other manufacturers?
Eppendorf does not only service and calibrate Eppendorf pipettes, but also other brands of pipettes and dispensers.
What types of consumables are used for calibration?
What types of consumables are used for calibration?
We use Eppendorf consumables for the calibration of your Eppendorf pipettes.
What types of training or online training do you offer to enable me to improve my skills? …
What types of training or online training do you offer to enable me to improve my skills?
Please visit the Eppendorf webpage about the Eppendorf Training Center or contact your local Eppendorf Service for further information and a quotation.
What is ISO 8655?
What is ISO 8655?
ISO 8655 is the test standard for pipettes, dispensers and their calibration. It does not apply to 16-channel and 24-channel pipettes. The specifications only apply to the full system: pipette plus tip. This international standard has been developed for:
› Manufacturers as the basis of their quality control
› Test centers for independent certification
› Operators of the devices for routine tests
Can we adjust the pipette?
Can we adjust the pipette?
Eppendorf manual pipettes have both, a user adjustment for temporary adjustment purposes and a factory adjustment. This user adjustment can easily be set back to manufacturer settings without the need for recalibration. Please be aware that variable manual pipettes turn into "fixed-volume pipettes" when being adjusted: They can only be adjusted to a specific liquid to one volume and not across the entire dispensing range. For the correct procedure and examples for settings of user adjustments for different liquids please see the operating instructions and CD enclosed to your pipette.
At which volumes should a variable pipette be calibrated?
At which volumes should a variable pipette be calibrated?
The factory adjustments of the fixed-volume Pipette Research plus cannot be adapted by the users. These adjustments can only be performed by a qualified Eppendorf service technician and a subsequent calibration is necessary.
Why should I have my centrifuge serviced at regular intervals?
Why should I have my centrifuge serviced at regular intervals?
To ensure the optimum performance and precision of your device. This also enables the early detection of any defects which can then be corrected easily. Performing a large number of cycles increases the susceptibility to rotor damage. Any damage can be detected at an early stage during a qualified inspection, i.e. the rotor can be replaced before any serious damage occurs.
Can I carry out software updates myself?
Can I carry out software updates myself?
No. Software updates for centrifuges with a USB interface can be carried out easily by a qualified Eppendorf Service technician via the existing USB port. This ensures that safety factors are up-to-date, that the latest rotors are detected and the running of the machine is optimized with the latest parameters.
How often does my centrifuge need to be serviced?
How often does my centrifuge need to be serviced?
This depends on how intensively it is used and varies depending on the load on the device. However, it is recommended to have the centrifuge serviced at least once a year.
What do you need to look out for before carrying out a service?
What do you need to look out for before carrying out a service?
The device needs to be decontaminated first. The device must be freely accessible and all samples removed from the device.
What types of service programs are available for centrifuges?
What types of service programs are available for centrifuges?
Your can choose from service (Essential Check, Advanced Maintenance, Premium Service) and operational qualification (IQ – installation qualification/OQ – operational qualification).
How much are the different centrifuge service programs?
How much are the different centrifuge service programs?
The cost depends on the model and on the service that is performed. Please contact your local Eppendorf Service.
Who is my contact?
Who is my contact?
Please contact your local Eppendorf Service Team. You find the contact data on our homepage or in the information materials.
What does the Essential Check of a centrifuge include?
What does the Essential Check of a centrifuge include?
It includes cleaning the housing, checking for damage, checking the lid latch and rotor detection, and a test run of the system.
What does Advanced Maintenance of a centrifuge include?
What does Advanced Maintenance of a centrifuge include?
It includes cleaning the housing, checking for damage, checking the lid latch, cleaning and checking the rotor bowl and the interior parts. It includes checking the housing, display, keypad and stability. It also includes checks of the rotor detection, imbalance detection and the rotational speed sensor. The saved data is evaluated and a software update is carried out. There is a test run of the system at the end.
What does the Premium Service of a centrifuge include?
What does the Premium Service of a centrifuge include?
In addition to the comprehensive services of Advanced Maintenance, the Premium Service includes discounts on parts, labor and travel.
What is IQ or OQ and what do I need them for?
What is IQ or OQ and what do I need them for?
Installation and operational qualification; the IQ documents that the device has been delivered and installed correctly. The OQ checks the correct functioning of a device. IQ/OQ ensure that your quality management requirements are met and that your device operates properly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.